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Fridge, microwave, oven, stovetop
Fridge, microwave, oven, stovetop
TV, fireplace, DVD player, toys

5.0/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet Friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Barbecue Grill
  • Fireplace

Explore the area

    Popular LocationEcho Lake24 min drive
    Popular LocationTown Beach27 min drive
    Popular LocationBelgrade Lakes Golf31 min drive
    AirportAugusta, ME (AUG-Augusta State)40 min drive

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About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

One Of Belgrade Lakes Best Kept Secrets, Very Private & 10 Feet From Waters Edge

Waterfront cottage with kitchen and fireplace
As you enter the private gated entrance to The Cottage On Ingham Pond and descend through our fields, you will be in awe at the most picturesque vista in the Belgrade Lakes area. So beautiful a sight that it has been featured twice in Down East magazine. Located 10 feet from the waters edge on pristine Ingham Pond, The Cottage On Ingham Pond offers easy boating access to Long Pond and Belgrade Lakes Village. A kayakers heaven!! Standup paddle boarder's heaven!! Fisherman's heaven!!. We have a lot to offer. Comfortable, cozy, peaceful, private, bright and cheery with all the amenities best describes The Cottage On Ingham Pond. The western exposure provides awesome sunsets across the water. Tastefully decorated to sleep 8 with a first floor queen size bedroom. The second floor has 2 bedrooms. One bedroom has a full size bed located directly under a large skylight so that you can enjoy the starry nights. The other bedroom offers a full size bed and bunk beds. Spacious first floor bathroom with a shower. An outside privy is also in place if so desired. The open floor plan with large windows includes the kitchen, dining area and family room with a Direct TV flat screen. WIFI is in place and can be utilized while sitting in the Adirondack chairs on the large T shaped dock or in one of the hammocks. We have a deep drilled well that provides some of the best cold drinking water that you ever drank. No need to buy bottled water. Linens and towels are provided along with a washing machine and dryer for your personal use. There is a covered front porch and a large screened porch. The screened porch has a table with chairs and rocking chairs so that you can enjoy the evenings outside bug free listening to the loons and owls. Every year Ingham Pond is home to a loon family that likes to hang out in front of The Cottage and entertain our guests. WE STRICTLY FORBID JET SKIES AND WAKEBOARD BOATS. For your boating and swimming pleasure we offer 2 kayaks, 1 canoe, a paddleboat for the kids or young at heart and a swim float. Fishing boats can be rented from Castle Island Camps and Belgrade Boat Rentals. If you bring your own boat you can launch it at the public boat launch on Long Pond and take the scenic cruise down Long Pond and Ingham Stream back to The Cottage. Ingham Pond is a prized fishing area known for its large Pike, Large and Small Mouth Bass and Black Crappie. The record Black Crappie for the State of Maine was caught in Ingham Pond in 2013! Smoking is not allowed inside any of our buildings. Any butts must be disposed of in the outside fireplace. Besides the outside fireplace and woodshed there is a charcoal grill for barbequing. While staying at The Cottage On Ingham Pond, you should go up to the field on a clear night and check out the Milky Way Galaxy. It will appear directly overhead and is really something to see. Centrally located on the several hundred acres of our property, we offer vast undisturbed water frontage and miles of private gravel roads, trails and breath taking views to make your Maine stay memorable. WE ALSO OFFER "GOOD TO GO GROCERS". While staying on Ingham Pond, we can now offer you delivery service for your groceries upon arrival if you'd like. If you are interested or have questions please contact owners. Check in is anytime after 2pm. Check out is 10am.
Guest accommodations at this cottage offer fireplaces and DVD players. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.

Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Roger & Elaine Karabin
Speaks English

Property amenities


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking
  • Car required

Family friendly

  • Toys


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Lobster/crab pot
  • Toaster
  • Spices


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room
  • Wood stove


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Video library
  • Games
  • Stereo

Outdoor areas

  • Porch or lanai
  • Barbecue grill


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • On the waterfront
  • In a rural location
  • Near a hospital
  • Near a zoo

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Kayak on site
  • Boating on site
  • Golfing on site
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Fishing nearby


  • Sleeps 8
  • Unit size: 1200 sq ft (111 sq m)



Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is required for transportation to and from this property

About this area

Mount Vernon

Located in Mount Vernon, this cottage is in a rural area and on the waterfront. Augusta Country Club and Belgrade Lakes Golf are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit Kennebec Ice Arena and Children's Discovery Museum. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.
Visit our Mount Vernon travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Belgrade Lakes Chain - 16 min drive
  • Echo Lake - 24 min drive
  • Town Beach - 27 min drive
  • David Pond - 28 min drive
  • Belgrade Lakes Golf - 31 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportAugusta, ME (AUG-Augusta State) - 40 min drive


  • Old Post Office Cafe — 21 min drive
  • Wheatervane Restaurant & Lounge — 22 min drive
  • Weathervane Restaurant & Lounge — 22 min drive
  • Emporium — 22 min drive
  • Apple Shed Bakery — 26 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Is One Of Belgrade Lakes Best Kept Secrets, Very Private & 10 Feet From Waters Edge pet-friendly?
Yes, pets are allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at One Of Belgrade Lakes Best Kept Secrets, Very Private & 10 Feet From Waters Edge?
Check-in begins at 2:00 PM.
What time is check-out at One Of Belgrade Lakes Best Kept Secrets, Very Private & 10 Feet From Waters Edge?
Check-out is at 10:00 AM.
Where is One Of Belgrade Lakes Best Kept Secrets, Very Private & 10 Feet From Waters Edge located?
Situated on the waterfront, this romantic cottage is within 9 mi (15 km) of Belgrade Lakes Chain, Maranacook Lake, and Town Beach. Parker Pond and Echo Lake are also within 9 mi (15 km).
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Good fishing.
Beautiful location very nice and clean cottage.

5/5 Excellent

Excellent getaway
This cozy cottage is one of our favorites now. This place was super clean. Roger and Elaine are very pleasant and accommodating hosts. From kayaking, hiking, fishing, grilling, and of course the cozy wood stove, made this place our number one place to stay. We will definitely stay here again. Thanks again! Matt and Ann

5/5 Excellent

Very quiet and peaceful cottage to spend a few fall days in. Enjoyed boating and fishing on Ingham Pond and Long Pond. This cottage is very comfortable and right on the edge of the water for spectacular views

5/5 Excellent

Restful Week
From the moment we drove through the gates of Roger and Elaine's property and saw the view of the ponds below, we instantly started to relax. And as we entered the cottage, we were greeted with gentle music, a warm fire in the wood stove and the most beautiful view of Ingham Pond. We lucked out with great weather and were able to enjoyed all the activities we were hoping for: kayaking, canoeing, hiking, reading. Roger and Elaine were thoughtful hosts and the cottage and location were just what we were looking for.

5/5 Excellent

Just what we needed
With everything going on this year , we were looking to get away from it all and have a nice quiet and peaceful week . As soon as we turned onto Ingham pond road , we knew this was going to be a great week . House was beautiful as was the view . Out front in the water were four loons swimming by . This house had everything you will ever need on vacation . Roger stopped by the second day to make sure everything was ok . We lost power for one night because of severe thunderstorms , and Roger stopped by to check on us and to turn on the gas lights . I would highly recommend this beautiful property on Ingham pond . Jim

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